Uniworld Unveils Design Elements for “New” S.S. La Venezia

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Assortment unveiled a first look at the S.S. La Venezia, a wholly refreshed, updated vessel (previously sailing as River Countess) that will cruise in northern Italy. 

The new design—led by Uniworld’s inventive directors Toni Tollman and Brian Brennan—was inspired by the operate of celebrated Italian artist and textile designer Mariano Fortuny, according to Ellen Bettridge, Uniworld’s CEO and president.  

Significantly of the design and décor aboard S.S. La Venezia was motivated by that neighborhood design property identified for its hand-produced materials. 

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Contacting the S.S. Venezia “a operate on to alone,” Tollman says that the ship is intended to complement and enhance Uniworld’s curated Venetian itineraries. Friends “will experience the unmistakable essence of the metropolis,” she adds, noting the foyer strikes a bold resemblance to thirties Venice. For illustration, there will be marble and brass-inlaid parquet floors, echoes of the portico of the landmark bridges in the designs of the materials, and swirls and pops of colour of Murano blown glass.

An illustration of a suite aboard S.S. La Venezia (No. 410 is revealed below).  

In addition, because the Fortuny story is so intricately woven into the ship’s design, S.S. Venezia’s visitors will have the exclusive option to stop by that company’s non-public showroom and gardens. 

Neighborhood Cuisine 

S.S. La Venezia’s restaurants and bars will function local gastronomy and ingredients sourced from local marketplaces. In line with Uniworld’s signature dining knowledge, choices for dining will include things like: 

  • The heat, cozy Rialto’s (the biggest dining venue onboard) will present regular Venetian fare and charming booths. Diners will be surrounded by intricately etched panels, inspired by the interior of the Orient Categorical.  
  • The much more relaxed Hari’s Bar and Lounge will present live songs, cocktails and an impressive champagne record. 
  • With its hand-etched glass walls and polished ebonized wood, La Cantinetta will be the most intimate of the ship’s dining venues, offering private dining with professional wine pairings. Friends will be invited to start their La Cantinetta knowledge previously in the day by accompanying their chef who will source ingredients—everything from contemporary Adriatic fish to high-quality Italian cheeses and salami—at the Rialto meals market place. The elements then will be prepared onboard in this demonstration kitchen to build a repertoire of regular Italian dishes. 

For Italian ease and comfort meals with al fresco dining and the greatest sights of Venice, visitors can take it easy at Cielo’s Pizzeria on the Lido di Venezia Deck. It will serve wood-fired pizzas with contemporary accompaniments from the salad bar.

Venetian Itineraries 

In 2021, S.S. La Venezia will sail a signature 8-day “Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy” itinerary, with visitors experiencing a non-public evening opening and lighting ceremony at St. Mark’s Basilica, the tranquil canals exclusive to Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello, moreover visits to the cities of Bologna and Padua.

3 added itineraries will be supplied in the course of 2021 and 2022, including the 10-day “Milan, Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy” and the not long ago launched twelve-day “Cruise & Rail: Venice & the Swiss Alps” and fourteen-day “Cruise & Rail: Milan, Venice & the Swiss Alps.”

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